Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mixing it up with Alicia

Good morning, Alicia blogging today. 

I have a layout from a hiking adventure I took a couple of years ago. The photo doesn't do justice to the majestic beauty at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. This is a massive stone outcropping along the trail side deep in a ravine. 

I used the Urban Oasis and Earth Wind Fire collections to scrap this wonderful photo of a great memory.

I fussy cut some scrap papers from this collection and created lots of the "crazy circles" to pop up and add around my layout. I cut some pieces from the sentiment sheet, Earth Wind Fire 500. I inked all the edges of my new circles and the card stock sentiments.

I also fussy cut some flourishes and tucked them underneath.  I used a banner behind the title to tie all my clusters and fussy cut pieces together.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Coffee Love with Martha!

Coffee Planner with Quick Quotes, why not? Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a coffee bag that I made using the amazing papers and inks of Quick Quotes and taking advantage of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hope 2017 event. 
Take a look at my bag:


  • To make this I used brilliant colored papers.
  • For the basic bag I used the Whistlin Dixie 104 and I cut the design using the Mini Thread Bag Thinlits die cuts and my big shot.
  • Then I cut a postage stitched die cut using the Whistlin Dixie 105, it is a green/yellow color, I can't describe the exact shade, but I can tell you that I love this color!!!
  • Over this piece I stamped an image planner using the PowderPuff Chalk Ink Midnight Confessions.


  • I tied some loops of gold and natural bakers twine around the bag before pasting the stamped postage die cut.
  • I pasted it with dimensionals and decorated with some cooper sequins.
  • Also I secured the decorated layer with a gold transparent mini clip.
  • To finalize the decoration I cut a coffee cup using a die cut twice.
  • The first using a piece of the striped side of Honeycomb 101 and the second, a piece of very vanilla card stock.
  • I took the negative part of the very vanilla cut and inked the borders with Milk Chocolate Powderpuff Chalk Ink.
  • Then using the die cut as stencil I inked the free space of the die cut over the piece of Honeycomb 101 with the same color of ink and sponge.


Using the inlaid technique I combined the pieces and pasted over the decorated layer using dimensionals. Then I put the gift content inside of the bag. This is a perfect bag for goodies and gift cards.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Whistlin' Dixie 104
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Midnight Confessions and Milk Chocolate
Other Products Used:
Mini Thread Bag Thinlits die cuts by Stampin Up
Rectangle Stitched Postage and Coffee Cup Die Cut
Big Shot
Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals
Gold and natural Bakers Twine
Cooper Sequins

Thank you for stopping by and I hope my project inspired you to combine the colors and designs of our wonderful papers!

See you soon!
Martha Lucia
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fishing with Kathi

Hello, Kathi here today to host the blog. Today I am sharing with you a 12 x 12 layout I created using the Anchors Aweigh collection.

The back ground paper is Mulberry 101 and the photo mats are 105 and 101.

Details of the photo mats. I created fishing line with bakers twine hooked on the salmon under the corner of the upper left of the photo mats.

On the upper right of the layout. I die cut the clock and the number 2 from Mulberry 100. The alphas on the FISH sentiment were die cut from white cardstock for the back ground and Mulberry 105. The flourishes were cut from 105 and 100.

The flourishes, flags and quote mats are cut from 100 and 105.
Bakers twin was placed around the quote and part of the photo and photo mats. I cut out a die cut with 100. All the edges distressed with Berry Jam Powder Puff Chalking Ink. Accents also include button brads from my stash.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Mulberry Paper Pack: 100, 101 and 105
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Berry Jam (2016)

Thanks for stopping on over to the blog today for a visit!
~ Kathi Mann

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Printing Journaling on Your Page with Connie

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Adventure Waits collection by Quick Quotes. I tried something different by printing my journal notes right on the page. So easy to do with the iP8720 Canon Printer.
Scrapbook Page featuring printed journal notes using the Canon iP8720 Printer with Connie Mercer for Quick Quotes

The journal notes were printed on the bottom of the scrapbook page.  I used Microsoft Word to write the text in and then printed from there.

Scrapbook Page featuring printed journal notes using the Canon iP8720 Printer with Connie Mercer for Quick Quotes

The page has stamped embellishments created with PowderPuff Chalk Inks and stamps. The inks were used to color in the stamped images also.

Scrapbook Page featuring printed journal notes using the Canon iP8720 Printer with Connie Mercer for Quick Quotes
So easy and works great with a Q-tip to move the ink around on the stamped image.

Scrapbook Page featuring printed journal notes using the Canon iP8720 Printer with Connie Mercer for Quick Quotes

More embellishments were stamped using the PowderPuff Chalk Inks and trimmed out and adhered, in the embellishment cluster, above the journal notes.
Scrapbook Page featuring printed journal notes using the Canon iP8720 Printer with Connie Mercer for Quick Quotes
A decorative border was punched out and shaded with PowderPuff Chalk Inks and adhered to the top of the photos. The title was added along with buttons to complete the page.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Amaretto, Bora BoraButtercup, Slate, Royal Blue, Midnight Confessions and Warm Sand
Canon Printer:
Canon iP8720 Printer

Other Supplies:
Stickers, Ink, Stamps
Buttons Galore and More

Thanks for stopping by ~
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seashore Inspiration with Susie!

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today and I am ready for summer!

Maybe it has something to do with the Adventure Awaits collection!  The blue, aqua and coral color scheme and all the beachy seashore images are perfect for this time of year and I have a layout to share with you!

I layered lots of papers to create a central mat for the picture.  The chipboard tag is from the Anchors Aweigh Collection and it coordinates beautifully!

I used a craft knife to cut out one of the starfish arms and pulled it out on top of my layers.  Instant dimension!  I distressed and inked the edges of the papers with Slate PowderPuff Chalking Ink. The Sunshine Vellum looks great over the faux wood paper!

I always feel so grateful for any time I am able to spend with family and friends - and if it happens to be at the beach I know I am blessed! This perfect sentiment was cut out of the 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrases sheet.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack
Adventure Awaits 12"x12" Quotes and Phrases
Anchors Aweigh Chipboard Die Cuts
Sunshine Vellum Strip
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Slate

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June Club Q with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a Father's Day project. Although Father's Day was just a couple days ago, I am not able to see my son in law until today so the timing worked perfectly.

I used pieces from the June Club Q Kits featuring the Anchor's Aweigh Collection to make this project.  I really love how it turned out and have to make another for myself. What was really great about this project is it gave me the opportunity to use my Canon Selphy printer again, and I love using it!

The first thing I did was grab all the pre-made tags from the kits, this made it easy to start as part of the work was already done for me!

I then used Anchors Aweigh 100 and cut 2 strips that were each 3 inches high and 12 inches long to serve as the backing for the tags. I like this paper as it has the really pretty aqua blue on the one side and a pretty sea shore design on the other.

From there I grabbed my "Father's Day" stamp set and cut a white panel to put in the inside, and then stamped "Happy Father's Day" using Royal Blue Powderpuff Chalking Ink.

I used a number die set to cut out the numbers 2017 and used my Xyron X to adhere them to the appropriate pages.

The chipboard sentiment is from AW802 Chipboard Set.

The Happy Happy Happy sentiment is from the Anchors Aweigh 500 sentiment sheet. 

Let me just say, I started this project three times before finally coming up with a plan I really liked and wanted to share. One of these days I will have to do a bloopers post, ha ha!

I hope you have all enjoyed this project, it was a fun one to make and hopefully my son-in-law will like it as well. He is in the Coast Guard and this nautical themed paper is perfect for projects I can make for him.

Quick Quotes Products:
June Club Q
Anchors Aweigh 100
Anchors Aweigh 500
Anchors Aweigh Chipboard
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Royal Blue

Canon Printer:
Canon Selphy CP-1200

Other Products:
Father's Day Stamps - Joy Clair
Adhesive - Xyron X
Double Stick Tape - Ms. Sparkle and Co.

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit!
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Monday, June 19, 2017

June Club Q Inspiration with June!

Hello Quick Quote fans, June here today.

I am loving the June Club Q kit, it is all about summer and fun! You can check it out here.

I was inspired by the beautiful orange striped paper and white chipboard suns in the "Big Altered Project" kit, it was prefect for this photo of my son leaping into the air on his last day of school.


Even though the original design of the Big Altered Project kit is to create a mini album, I found it worked well for making 12" x 12" pages, too! (Two papers were also used from the Page Layout option.)

The small pre-cut papers work well as photos mats, backgrounds and accents, plus there are so many cute, white chipboard pieces to play with. With the addition of the Page Layout option (or save by buying the Ultimate Combo Club Q) you can make several matching pages.

To bring extra pizzazz to this page:
  • Suns and "summer" chipboard from the kit was backed with white cardstock that was colored by blending Sunset and Buttercup PowderPuff Chalking Inks to make them POP
  •  A frame and 2 flowers from the kit were colored with Sunset and Buttercup PowderPuff Chalking Inks
  • 3 flowers from the kit were colored with Seafoam and Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Raffia from the kit was added to the title
  • Several cut-apart quote banners were attached with mini copper brads from the kit
  • All the papers were edged with Sunset or Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Inks
  • Drywall mesh tape and ribbon (not included) were added to the background for texture

Products Used:
June Club Q Kits
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Sunset, Seafoam, Sky Blue and Buttercup

Thanks for stopping by,
~ June/DT Member
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Graduation Inspiration with Kathi

Graduations are happening all over from pre-school to college.

Kathi here to share with you a 12 x 12 layout, I created for this time of the year for our local high school. I have mixed and matched several paper collections to create this layout. Don't hesitate to play with the papers to create a project. Many of the paper lines go hand in hand.

The 12 X 12 base paper is QQP-AW101. 

The middle of the layout, I die cut the balloons out of the same paper as the base paper, then layer ed on to black card stock. I distressed the balloons using Coral PowderPuff chalking Ink (from my stash). The strings and celebrate also from black card stock.

The lower right of the layout. Here you can view all of the quotes that was used. I used quotes from 49 Shades of Gray 500.

On the left you will see the flower that was created with Anchors Aweigh 109 using Berry Jam PowderPuff Chalking Ink to distress the edges of the flower with a brad center. 

The quotes came from Shades of Gray 500. The quotes can be seen as well. The photo mats are from 49 Shades of Grey 102 and Windsong 100.

The upper right of the layout, I used a large graduation cap cut out (Created from glitter paper) with 2017 already cut out of the cap, I added glossy accents to make the year pop. I added the letters cut out of Anchors Aweigh 101.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
49 Shades of Gray: 500102
Anchors Aweigh: 101109
Windsong Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Berry Jam and Coral

Other Supplies:
Die Cutting Machine
Black Glitter Paper

Thanks for stopping by, I hope this inspires you to mix and match the paper lines to create something wonderful.


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Masculine Card Inspiration with Alicia!

Good morning! Alicia here today with some Father's Day inspiration.  I made these two cards for my father and father in law, I love the woodgrain paper so much I used it on both cards.  

This first one I sent to my dad.  I started with the image, a water brush and an assortment of PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I used the same water brush to color all the image and the background. I love how the water color effect made a really great sky and grass in one layer.  The tractor's red took a few layers of ink to get the color more vibrant.  

I then layered my water colored image on a few die cut layers of papers from several different collections: Adventure Awaits Paper Pack, 49 Shades of Grey and Urban Oasis.  I stamped and die cut my sentiment. I inked all the edges generously and added some finishing touches of fiber, button and metal embellishments.

My second card is for my father in law.  I think he will enjoy this one very much.  He always saves my cards.  On this image I used several blue hues of PowderPuff Chalk Inks and a water brush to create just the "old" blue color I was looking for in this image. I complimented the image with blue papers from various collections of Quick Quotes papers. 

I stamped my sentiment, die cut some pieces and added some unique fiber.  I inked all the edges and adhered the pieces down to my card base. I touched some of the "metal" pieces of the truck with a metallic silver pen for some finer detail.

Quick Quotes Products:

Other Products:
Fiber, Floss, Button and Metal Embellishments
Masculine Stamps
Label Die - Spellbinders
Stitched Star and Pierced Oval Dies - Our Daily Bread 
Stitched Corner Cut Tag Die - Frantic Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day Inspiration with Martha

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you an inspiration layout for Father's Day that I made using a great combination of Quick Quotes papers and my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 to print the photo.

Take a look at my page:

  Layout for Father's Day

  • To create this I used 12"x12" Urban Oasis 102 for the base. 
  • Then I cut a second layer using Earth Wind Fire 105 - the size of this layer is 10"x10" 
  • Paste it directly over the base.

  Layout for Father's Day

  • I selected one photo of my daughter to print from my phone and sent it directly to my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 using 4" x 6" semi glossy paper. 
  • I love to use this option because it's quick and easy. 
  • This Canon printer gave me the option to connect my social media directly with the printer and use different type of papers to print my images. 
  • Also, I can to edit the images from the screen of the printer. 
  • I pasted the photo directly over the second layer and created different rectangles using other designs of decorated papers like both sides of Urban Oasis 100 and the striped side of Earth Wind Fire 100
  • On the center of these rectangles, I stamped two different images using PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • First I stamped the ink splatter image using PowderPuff Chalk Ink Desert Sun 
  • Then, I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set Dad's Day using PowderPuff Chalk Ink Midnight Confessions, one of my favorite colors. 
  • As final touch I die cut the word HI using Urban Oasis 102 to complete my idea and the style of my daughter to get a smile from my husband when he receives this present!

  Layout for Father's Day

I pasted all the layers of this project using snail adhesive because at the end I want to put it on close frame.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Urban Oasis 102
Earth Wind Fire 100
Earth Wind Fire 105
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Desert Sun and Midnight Confessions

Canon Printer:
Canon PIXMA TS 9020
Other Products Used: 
Ink Splatter and Dad's Day Stamp Sets by Joy Clair 
Snail Adhesive

What do you think? Please let me know below. Thank you for stopping by!
Martha Lucia
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